Brazilian President leaves official residence owing to bad vibes and ghosts

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Just a few days after Brazilian president Michel Temer was harshly criticized for praising housekeeping skills in his International Women’s Day speech, the news of him leaving his presidential palace owing to bad vibes & ghosts emerged. The origin of the news, as claimed by a couple of news sites, seems to be Veja – a Brazilian news weekly.

The modernist Alvorada, which means Dawn and was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, would be a dream home for many. It has a huge pool, football field, chapel, medical center and vast lawn.

But Temer, 76, and his 33-year-old wife Marcela, find the cavernous, glass-fronted building spooky.

“I felt something strange there. I wasn’t able to sleep right from the first night. The energy wasn’t good,” Temer was quoted as saying by Veja.

“Marcela felt the same thing. Only (their son) Michelzinho, who went running from one end to the other, liked it.”

“We even started to wonder: could there be ghosts?” he reportedly quipped to Veja.

According to a report in Globo newspaper, Marcela Temer brought in a priest to attempt to drive out any evil spirits, but to no avail.

The Temers then moved to the still luxurious but smaller Jaburu Palace nearby.


The house moving comes in the middle of a severe political crisis for Brazil, with many of Temer’s allies facing potential corruption probes.

Reported By

AFP (Agence France-Presse)

Reporting Organization/website

Daily Nation

Reported On

March 12, 2017

Image by Mauricioomlb (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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